Friends of Desford Primary School (FODPS)
Registered Charity Number 1115682
What is the FODPS?
Desford Primary School FODPS is an organisation of parents and staff who work together to encourage closer links between home and school. Fundraising is our main focus with the aim to provide funds to enrich our children’s education. Monies raised by the PTA are intended to provide ‘extras’ not already provided by the school's main income. These include; valuable equipment, books and materials, and undertaking projects to enhance the building and facilities of the school. This year our main focus is funds for IT equipment.In addition, the PTA funds Christmas Pantomime and other treats. This is all achieved by organising a variety of fundraising social and educational events throughout the year.
However, the PTA is about much, much more than just fundraising. It is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal, and enjoying wonderful events!
The Official Stuff
We have adopted the PTA UK constitution. We pay an annual sum to the PTA UK for insurance that covers events and public liability. We are also registered with the Charity Commission and as such our Trustees are bound by signed declaration. Our accounts are filed every year within 10 months of the end of the PTA financial year.
All parents/carers and teachers are automatically members of the PTA and we welcome anyone who has time, skills and talents to offer, or can help in any way with our fundraising activities.
How can you get involved?
There are lots of ways you can help and support your child through PTA. offering to help before events or at other times during the year is so valuable. If you can’t come into school there are always little jobs that can be done from home if you have half an hour to spare e.g. wrapping gifts, preparing raffle tickets etc. You can simply support the AGM (Annual General Meeting) and give us your ideas for fundraising events – this is also the time to ask questions or voice your opinion.
You can help by letting us know if you have any contacts or skills we could use – everything is potentially valuable to us!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information can also be found on this website under PTA
We hope you now know a little more about your Desford Primary School PTA and feel you would like to offer your support.